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Dianella tasmanica

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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A grass like plant from New Zealand with green and red strap like leaves. Star shaped flowers in lavender-blue with yellow anthers followed by dark blue berries. Sun to partial shade and moist soil

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£8.50

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Plant Finder: about Dianella tasmanica

Common names

Flax lily

Description

Dianella tasmanica (Flax lily). Native to southeastern Australia and Tasmania. Spreads from underground rhizomes where arching, strap-like leaves emerge to 1.25m long and 35mm wide. Panicles of star-shaped, blue-purple flowers are borne in branching sprays to 1m tall in spring and early summer; these are followed by glossy, dark blue berries.

Cultivation

They are frost tender to half hardy. It is suitable for outdoors only in mild areas and elsewhere will require a cold greenhouse or frame. They will need a sunny position with well drained, neutral to acidic soil.

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Dianella tasmanica | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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